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Director of Design and Construction, Facilities Services (3646)
Posting Number: req1085
Working 12 months per year

Non-classified Staff
Finance and Administration
Pocatello - Main

Primary Purpose

Direct all capital, planning, and space management functions for the university: provide strategic and operational level support for capital development initiatives through campus planning and Facilities Services.  Develop and oversee processes for establishing budgets and project priorities. Provide architectural and engineering services for new buildings, remodels and infrastructure on campus.  Provide oversight for, planning, design, and construction.

Key Responsibilities

Assists the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Facilities Services in the operations of the Facilities Services Department by:  Taking responsibility for the annual capital projects submittals and implementation, representing ISU at the Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council meetings, and overseeing master planning, design, construction, and space utilization.

Assist with developing design standards, project management standards, and overseeing in-house construction projects. 

Position provides in-house technical and design support and expertise.

Supervises the Project Managers, Planners, and Drafters

Director of capital projects, development, master planning projects, DPW requests, and project implementation.

Provides reports, analysis, cost comparisons, schedules, and information to the AVP for reporting to the administrative and leadership councils through the Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs.

Provides decision packages and cost estimates for Facilities Services Subcommittee to prioritize the needs for projects on campus that align with the budget cycle.

Provides technical expertise for all projects on campus, including drawing reviews and project sign off at all phases through the DPW ProjectMates software, and internal project documentation.

Conducts meetings to review projects and share information with the Maintenance and Operations team leaders.

Meetings involving ISU staff, project architects, engineers, and contractors during the design phase of new buildings and remodels on campus to make sure the users' and campus standards are met and that the new project will be connected with our campus systems and communities for a seamless move-in to the spaces. Determine furnishings, fixtures, and equipment, monitor budgets, and provide planning for new and remodel projects.

Serves on committees on campus as a technical expert.

Coordinates all work with the Director of Facilities Operations teams.

Strong customer service focus and communication skills.

Strong leadership and organizational skills.

Technical expertise and writing reports, using word programs, spreadsheets, scheduling charts and reports.

Familiarity with AutoCAD and data base file programs including space data bases, and GIS maps.

Able to communicate with other design professionals to make sure ISU’s needs are met within the parameters of each project.

Ensure delegated projects come in on time and within budget that meets the customer’s needs.

Manages budgets for delegated projects, and energy projects.

Maintains campus design standards documentation, aligned with ISU’s standards and state space standards.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Ten (10) years minimum experience in architecture and engineering design, planning, project management and/or construction management.

Five (5) years Experience supervising staff and progressive management/business experience.

Outstanding communication skills.

Ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs including Excel, Outlook, and Word.

Ability to keep organized project files and records and communicate with ISU faculty, staff and students with expertise about projects on campus.

Ability to understand and reconcile diverse points of view and constraints and develop appropriate consensus.

Knowledge of building codes, building systems, and construction methods and materials.

Able to make decisions affecting prioritization of projects based on critical need, availability of funding, staff or resources, and windows of opportunity for construction.

Recommend courses of action to AVP for resolving or reconciling multiple variables and constraints based on detailed, objective analysis of relevant facts.

Able to make management decisions to meet programming, budget, and schedule requirements. Decide on which processes and procedures must be upgraded and maintained: staff must be trained and monitored to comply with state laws pertaining to public works, industry best practices and university policy.

Experience managing multi-million dollar projects and overseeing a project load of $100M at one time.
Preferred Qualifications

Five (5) years progressive experience in project management and staff supervision in a University environment comparable to ISU.

Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, or Business Administration.

Licensure in Engineering, Architecture, or related field. (Architectural or PE license)

Demonstrated Experience in Mechanical Engineering systems, and design selection.

Demonstrated Experience in supervising design team.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
CV/Resume, Cover Letter and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 18, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package. Offers of employment may be conditional pending successful completion of a background investigation.

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) combines exceptional academics amidst the grand natural beauty of the West. ISU faculty and students are leading the way in cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in the areas of energy, health professions, nuclear research, teaching, humanities, engineering, performing and visual arts, technology, biological sciences, pharmacy, and business. ISU is the state's designated lead institution in health professions and medical education.

Idaho State University, a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution founded in 1901, serves a diverse population by attracting students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls, ISU offers access to high-quality education in more than 280 programs. Over 12,000 students attend ISU, receiving education and training in those programs. To read more, visit: Idaho State University Home
Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website: ISU Clery Report

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